Modern Dance Workshop

Modern Dance Workshop

June 29th-30th from 9 am to 5 pm plus a Saturday evening performance

Registration: 8:30 am, Friday, June 29th


 Ages 12 and up.  Must have 2 yrs ballet/modern training.

The Modern Weekend Intensive will offer dancers fast-paced, energetic classes that focus on the unique concepts and movement of pivotal modern dance techniques. Dancers will be taken through a series of classes exploring techniques developed by prominent modern dancers in the twentieth century, including Martha Graham, Lester Horton and José Limón. From all three techniques, dancers will learn key concepts and movement, as well as how to apply them to every style of dance. This intensive also offers improvisation and choreography sessions. Instructors will lead improvisation sessions with exercises designed to encourage students to create and explore their own thoughts about movement, while expanding their movement vocabulary. At the end of this exciting weekend, students will be given the opportunity to perform student-choreographed pieces, as well as watch celebrated works from the DT faculty and company.

Instructors Sarah Roberts and Hannah Anderson

Sarah Roberts a graduate of Dramatic Truth School of the Arts, has trained in ballet, Graham-based modern, Horton and jazz.

Sarah Roberts

She has traveled nationally and internationally to perform in such places as Japan, New York City, Los Angeles, Belize and Denver, and has participated in events including Project Dance NY, Mimeistry International and Ad Deum summer intensive.

Sarah currently performs with Dramatic Truth Ballet Theater and Maxxas Dance Theater, and has been a guest artist with Storling Dance Theater in several productions.

Some of her roles have included “Holy Spirit” in The Mystery of Christmas and “Ruth” in the debut of DTBT’s The Book of Ruth.

Sarah attended the Winter Intensive at the Martha Graham School in January 2007 and is excited about sharing what she learned with her students at Dramatic Truth.

Hannah Anderson

Hannah Anderson began her training in her hometown of Kansas City, Missouri at Dramatic Truth School of the Arts. She received extensive ballet, modern and jazz training from dynamic professionals such as Liz Dimmel, Tobin James and Marc Wayne. After graduating from Dramatic Truth’s trainee program in 2004 at the age of fifteen, she began teaching at the school and joined Dramatic Truth Ballet Theatre.

During her four years with DTBT, she performed nationally and internationally as a soloist, company member and choreographer. She also became one of the original company members of Marc Wayne’s Maxxas Dance Theatre and would continue to dance with them for three years.

In the fall of 2006, Hannah temporarily relocated to Nashville, TN to train with the Jose Limon Dance Company. While she was there, she taught modern and ballet classes at First Light Arts Academy, directed by Michael and Mary Cadle. In 2008, Hannah worked with her sister and co-worker Sarah Roberts to present their first full-length student production, “Firstborn from the Dead.”

One year later, Hannah debuted her first full-length production, performed by DTBT and entitled “Esther: For Such a Time As This.”Hannah is currently dancing as an apprentice with Storling Dance Theater, directed by Mona Enna, and has recently returned to DTBT as a part-time company member.

Hannah is now heading up the Jazz Program at Dramatic Truth. She also teaches ballet and modern. Hannah particularly enjoys combining her imagination with movement to create and tell stories. Around the studio, she is known for her addiction to worship improvisation, double fudge brownie ice cream and her husband, Seth.

Sample Schedule



8:30-8:45                         Check-In and Introductions

9:00-10:30                      Limón Technique Class

10:45-12:00                    Exploring Graham Technique – Key Concepts

12:00-1:00                      LUNCH

The Birth of Modern Dance (Lecture)

1:00-1:30                        Audition for Student Presentation

1:45-3:15                         Choreography

3:30-5:00                        Improvisation

5:00                                   Dismissal



9:00-10:30                     Graham Technique Class

10:45-12:00                   Exploring Limón Technique – Key Concepts

12:00-1:00                     LUNCH

The History and Influence of Graham, Limón and Horton (Lecture)

1:00-2:30                        Horton Technique Class

2:45-3:45                         Applying Modern to Dance

4:00-5:00                        Improvisation

Evening                            Presentation

Step 1~ Fill out our Registration form for each participant.

Step 2~ Pay either online or include check with registration form.

Step 3~ Mail Registration form to:

Dramatic Truth

1001 Highgrove

Grandview, Mo. 64030

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